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Regional anesthesia anticoagulation guidelines

Lynn Kohan, Reza Salajegheh, Robin J Hamill-Ruth, Sandeep Yerra, John Butz
BACKGROUND: Other than the newly published anticoagulation guidelines, there are currently few recommendations to assist pain medicine physicians in determining the safety parameters to follow when performing interventional pain procedures. Little information exists regarding policies for oral intake, cumulative steroid dose limits, driving restrictions with and without sedation, and routine medication use for interventional procedures. METHODS: A 16-question survey was developed on common policies currently in use for interventional pain procedures...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
Bradly S Goodman, L McLean House, Sridhar Vallabhaneni, Srinivas Mallempati, Matthew R Willey, Matthew Thomas Smith
Setting.:  Epidural hematoma rarely complicates interventional spine procedures. While anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs increase bleeding risk, cessation may precipitate serious thromboembolic events. The Spine Intervention Society (SIS) and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) put forth guidelines that dissent with regard to management of hemostatically active agents during commonly performed spinal injections. Objective.:  To validate an antiplatelet/anticoagulant management table based on modifications of the SIS 2013 and ASRA 2015 guidelines...
October 6, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
Gennaro Scibelli, Lucia Maio, Gennaro Savoia
BACKGROUND: The use of anticoagulant agents represents a serious limitation of regional anesthesia, due to the risk of spinal hematoma. Examining all the principles currently available, it has been possible to notice that published guidelines are very often incomplete or also differ significantly on the rules to be followed relating to a specific drug. METHODS: We have carried out a comparison between the guidelines of major scientific societies in order to take a practical and simple user guide which operators can consult...
March 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
T Rössel, R Paul, T Richter, S Ludwig, T Hofmockel, A R Heller, T Koch
Cardiovascular diseases are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Germany. In these patients, the high-risk profile necessitates an interdisciplinary and multimodal approach to treatment. Endovascular interventions and vascular surgery have become established as an important element of this strategy in the past; however, the different anatomical localizations of pathological vascular alterations make it necessary to use a wide spectrum of procedural options and methods; therefore, the requirements for management of anesthesia are variable and necessitate a differentiated approach...
December 2016: Der Anaesthesist
Vivek Loomba, Hirsh Kaveeshvar, Samvid Dwivedi
Epidural steroid injections are a common procedure performed by pain physicians. The American Society of Regional Anesthesia along with several other groups recently provided guidelines for performing epidural injections in the setting of anticoagulants. We present a case of a patient who developed an epidural hematoma and subsequent paraplegia despite strict adherence to these guidelines. Although new guidelines serve to direct practice, risks of devastating neurologic complications remain as evidenced by our case...
September 1, 2016: A & A Case Reports
Gianluca Cappelleri, Andrea Fanelli
The use of direct oral anticoagulants including apixaban, rivaroxaban, and dabigatran, which are approved for several therapeutic indications, can simplify perioperative and postoperative management of anticoagulation. Utilization of regional neuraxial anesthesia in patients receiving anticoagulants carries a relatively small risk of hematoma, the serious complications of which must be acknowledged. Given the extensive use of regional anesthesia in surgery and the increasing number of patients receiving direct oral anticoagulants, it is crucial to understand the current clinical data on the risk of hemorrhagic complications in this setting, particularly for anesthesiologists...
August 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Rajnish K Gupta, Matthew D McEvoy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Decision support tools have been demonstrated to improve adherence to medical guidelines; however, smartphone applications (apps) have not been studied in this regard. In a collaboration between Vanderbilt University and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), the ASRA Coags Regional app was created to be a decision support tool for the 2010 published guideline on regional anesthesia for patients receiving anticoagulation. This is a review of the distribution and usage of this app...
May 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
James D Douketis, Summer Syed, Sam Schulman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Jinlei Li, Thomas Halaszynski
Incidence of hemorrhagic complications from neuraxial blockade is unknown, but classically cited as 1 in 150,000 epidurals and 1 in 220,000 spinals. However, recent literature and epidemiologic data suggest that for certain patient populations the frequency is higher (1 in 3,000). Due to safety concerns of bleeding risk, guidelines and recommendations have been designed to reduce patient morbidity/mortality during regional anesthesia. Data from evidence-based reviews, clinical series and case reports, collaborative experience of experts, and pharmacology used in developing consensus statements are unable to address all patient comorbidities and are not able to guarantee specific outcomes...
2015: Local and Regional Anesthesia
Lyudmila A Garbovsky, Byron C Drumheller, Jeanmarie Perrone
The aim of our study was to identify all previously reported cases of phenytoin- or fosphenytoin-associated purple glove syndrome (PGS) and summarize the most current understanding of the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease. We searched the English language references from MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, TOXNET, and gray literature that featured one or more case descriptions of phenytoin- or fosphenytoin-associated PGS after administration and provided information on the clinical setting of the event and associated outcome(s)...
December 2015: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
Samer Narouze, Honorio T Benzon, David A Provenzano, Asokumar Buvanendran, José De Andres, Timothy R Deer, Richard Rauck, Marc A Huntoon
Interventional spine and pain procedures cover a far broader spectrum than those for regional anesthesia, reflecting diverse targets and goals. When surveyed, interventional pain and spine physicians attending the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) 11th Annual Pain Medicine Meeting exhorted that existing ASRA guidelines for regional anesthesia in patients on antiplatelet and anticoagulant medications were insufficient for their needs. Those surveyed agreed that procedure-specific and patient-specific factors necessitated separate guidelines for pain and spine procedures...
May 2015: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Shinsuke Hamaguchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2014: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Neuber Martins Fonseca, Rodrigo Rodrigues Alves, João Paulo Jordão Pontes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2014: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
L D Pacheco, G R Saade, M M Costantine, R Vadhera, G D V Hankins
Venous thromboembolic disease accounts for 9% of all maternal deaths in the United States. In patients at risk for thrombosis, common practice is to start prophylactic doses of low-molecular-weight heparin and transition to unfractionated heparin during the third trimester, with the perception that administration of neuraxial anesthesia will be safer while on unfractionated heparin, as spinal/epidural hematomas have been associated with recent use of low-molecular-weight heparin. In patients receiving prophylactic doses of unfractionated heparin, neuraxial anesthesia may be placed, provided the dose used is 5,000 units twice a day...
September 2014: American Journal of Perinatology
H T Benzon, M J Avram, D Green, R O Bonow
The new oral anticoagulants are approved for a variety of clinical syndromes, including the prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation, acute coronary syndromes, treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE), and prevention of venous thrombosis after total joint surgery or hip fracture. Published guidelines have differing recommendations on the safe interval between discontinuation of the anticoagulant and performance of neuraxial procedures and between the interventional procedure and redosing of the drug. While two to three half-life intervals might be acceptable in patients who are at high risk for VTE or stroke, an interval of four to six half-lives between discontinuation of the drug and neuraxial injections is probably safer in most patients at low risk of thrombosis...
December 2013: British Journal of Anaesthesia
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Concise guidelines are presented that relate abnormalities of coagulation, whether the result of the administration of drugs or that of pathological processes, to the consequent haemorrhagic risks associated with neuraxial and peripheral nerve blocks. The advice presented is based on published guidelines and on the known properties of anticoagulant drugs. Four separate Tables address risks associated with anticoagulant drugs, neuraxial and peripheral nerve blocks, obstetric anaesthesia and special circumstances such as trauma, sepsis and massive transfusion...
September 2013: Anaesthesia
Eric Glenn, Judson Mehl, Francis A Rosinia, Henry Liu
Management of neuraxial anesthesia/analgesia in anticoagulated patient can be challenging. The shortest safe time to remove epidural catheter, after a patient receives long-acting dual antiplatelet agents (clopidogrel and aspirin), is unclear. American Society of Regional Anesthesiology (ASRA) guidelines recommend seven days interval for the epidural placement after clopidogrel administration. However ASRA Guideline did not specify the time for epidural catheter removal, and did not specify how much time elapse necessary after dual antiplatelet therapy with clopidogrel and aspirin...
January 2013: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Martin J Swaans, Arash Alipour, Benno J W M Rensing, Martijn C Post, Lucas V A Boersma
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia, affecting millions of individuals worldwide. The rapid, irregular, and disordered electrical activity in the atria gives rise to palpitations, fatigue, dyspnea, chest pain and dizziness with or without syncope. Patients with AF have a five-fold higher risk of stroke. Oral anticoagulation (OAC) with warfarin is commonly used for stroke prevention in patients with AF and has been shown to reduce the risk of stroke by 64%. Warfarin therapy has several major disadvantages, however, including bleeding, non-tolerance, interactions with other medications and foods, non-compliance and a narrow therapeutic range...
2013: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Krystyna Zawilska, Małgorzata M Bała, Piotr Błędowski, Dariusz W Chmielewski, Zygmunt Dobrowolski, Mariusz Frączek, Marzena Frołow, Piotr Gajewski, Tomasz Guzik, Roman Jaeschke, Tomasz Korman, Jan Kotarski, Wojciech Kozubski, Marek Krawczyk, Wiesław Kruszewski, Jerzy Kulikowski, Halina Kutaj-Wąsikowska, Ewa Mayzner-Zawadzka, Przemysław M Mrozikiewicz, Jacek Musiał, Rafał Niżankowski, Tomasz Pasierski, Ryszard Poręba, Witold Tomkowski, Adam Torbicki, Anetta Undas, Tomasz Urbanek, Marek Z Wojtukiewicz, Jarosław Woroń, Jacek Wroński
The overall objective of the Polish guidelines for the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism is to increase patient benefit and safety by appropriate prevention and treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism as well as proper management of the complications associated with antithrombotic and thrombolytic therapy. These guidelines apply to adult trauma, cancer, surgical, and medical patients as well as those at increased risk of venous thromboembolism. Specific recommendations have been formulated for pregnant women, patients requiring surgery while receiving long-term oral anticoagulant treatment, and patients undergoing regional anesthesia and/or analgesia...
2012: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnętrznej
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